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McMahon D, MBA, MS Nutrition

My name is David McMahon, MBA, Masters in Nutrition and I have suffered from Dry Eye for years and I created this site to educate others about dry eye syndrome and related eye disorders. I welcome any and all questions related to your condition.

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7 Things Your Eye Doctor Will Want You to Know

Everybody should regularly visit an eye doctor just to make sure everything is still functioning properly. Just as you have your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugars tested regularly, you should focus on your eyes as well. However, there are also … Read More

7 Health Conditions Which May Affect Your Eyes

The eyes are incredibly delicate organs, but we often take them for granted. Furthermore, few people realize that the eyes are not just the windows to our soul, they are also the windows to our overall health. There are various … Read More

What is the Definition of Myopia?

Myopia, or shortsightedness, is one of the most commonly diagnosed eye conditions in the world. People with myopia see objects in the distance as being blurred, while not having problems seeing objects nearby. It is believed that about one in … Read More

Cyclosporine for Eye Drops? + Side Effects

Ophthalmic cyclosporine is a type of drug that helps to increase tear production in those who have dry eye syndrome, or DES. It is a type of medication that is part of the immunomodulator family. This means that it decreases … Read More

What are Timolol Eye Drops? + Side Effects

Timolol is a type of adrenergic blocker. It does not work as a local anesthetic, nor does it stabilize the membrane. Rather, it is topically applied to the eye to help lower intraocular pressure by stopping the eye from producing … Read More

What are Tobramycin Eye Drops? + Side Effects

Tobramycin, or Tobrex, is a type of antibiotic eye drop. Specifically, it is an aminoglycoside that kills specific bacteria by blocking the protein synthesis that they cause. As a result, they cannot create functional proteins and they start to die … Read More

How to Choose the Best Eye Vitamins

Most of us know how important it is to have adequate nutrition and vitamins. However, few of us know just how big of an impact these nutrients have on our eyes. The science of nutrition has moved forward a lot, … Read More

Top 13 Apps to Help Give Your Eyes a Break

No matter how much we try not to use digital gadgets, most of us are nothing short of slaves to our screens. In fact, research has shown that most people stare at a screen close up (not even counting television) … Read More

Best Lubricant Drops for Dry Eye

If you suffer from dry eye syndrome (DES), you are likely to find relief by using eye drops. However, there are many different eye drops to choose from, each with its own pros and cons. DES happens when the tear … Read More

How to Choose the Best Contact Lenses

If you feel you want to wear contact lenses, you need to first speak with your optometrist. There are many different contact lenses to choose from, and there are a lot of factors that will help determine which ones are … Read More

Stem Cell for Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects between 30 and 50 million people around the globe, and it is the number on reason for vision loss in developed countries. It is most common in those over 60. Around 90% of those with … Read More

How Too Much Screen Time Affects Kids

Embed this infographic on your site or within a blog post: (Copy Paste This Code) Via: WhatisDryEye.com Are digital drugs turning our kids into addicts who are always jonesing for their next fix? Screen Addiction: Experts Report That Using Tech … Read More

Addicted to Eye Drops? What to Do…

If you find that you develop red, dry, irritated eyes, it is all too easy to grab some eye drops and get relief. These drops are intended to be a short time solution for problems with eyes. They are, in … Read More

Xiidra vs Restasis For Dry Eye Syndrome

Xiidra, or Lifitegrast, is a new product aimed at treating Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). This eye drop is claimed to have beneficial properties in terms of reducing inflammation on the ocular surface, and those related to diseases affecting the eye. … Read More

What Are Thera Tears Lubricant Eye Drops?

It seems as if dry eyes are constantly in the news as of late. This is not really surprising, since dry eye syndrome (DES) is now at near epidemic levels. It is believed that, due to our continued use of … Read More

Kids and iPads. The Good, Bad and the Ugly

Technology is all around us today. Schools use whiteboards and iPads to educate their pupils. Most children have iPads and other such devices at home for their entertainment, and to interact with their social peers. This has had a profound … Read More

Shire Lifitegrast For Dry Eye & Side Effects

Lifitegrast is a product made by Shire that has been designed to address the symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). This comes after the patent for Restasis, the only currently U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatment for DES, is … Read More

Why Do I Have Contact Lense Eye Irritation

It is quite rare for people to experience problems with their contact lenses. If problems do occur, it is usually because users do not follow the recommended hygiene procedures. This is why it is so important that you pay close … Read More

Shire Pharmaceutical’s New Dry Eye Drug Lifitegrast

Shire Pharmaceuticals has submitted their latest product, Lifitegrast, to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, the FDA  has declined registration. The product is designed to treat the symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) in adult populations. The FDA … Read More

Best Over The Counter Eye Drops

A quick look in your nearest drug store will reveal many different eye drops. They come in various types and brands, and it can be quite overwhelming to choose the one that is just right for you. Obviousy, different eye … Read More

What Is In Eye Drops?

Eye drops come in many different shapes and forms. Some are over the counter, others are prescription strength. They have different uses, dosages, colors, consistencies, and more. As such, the question “what is in eye drops?” is a very difficult … Read More

5 Things To Avoid In Keeping Your Kids Eyes Safe

As a parent, you want to do everything to make sure your children get the best chance at life, and become happy, well balanced, adults. This means you need to look after them properly, and that includes looking after their … Read More

Reasons To Minimize Your Kids Screen Time

Parents tend to think that their children need to have technology in order to be able to keep up with the world, and they are probably right. However, there is such a thing as taking this too far as well. … Read More

10 Best Preservative-Free Eye Drops

Artificial tears are products designed to help people who suffer from dry eye syndrome (DES). They are generally available as over the counter medicine. There are so many, however, that it can feel quite overwhelming to choose the one that … Read More

Start Blinking Your Eyes + Benefits

Blinking is essential to the overall health and well-being of your eyes. Unfortunately, many of us often engage in certain behaviors, such as reading and staring at computer screens, which make us blink a lot less. In fact, we often … Read More

These are the Best Exercises for Your Eyes

It seems that our collective eyesight is getting worse, with more and more people needing vision correction. One of the reasons for this may be that we spend so much time looking at computer screens. Unfortunately, that is something we … Read More

Complications of Untreated Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome (DES) is incredibly common. It happens when your eye produces insufficient tears, or when your tears evaporate too quickly, often because it has insufficient oil. As a result, your eyes will dry out very quickly, and they … Read More

What Is Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy (EBMD)?

Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy (EBMD) is the most common form of corneal dystrophy. It is believed some 2% of the population is affected by it. Most patients never develop any symptoms, or have some minor discomfort at irregular times. However, … Read More

What is Punctal Occlusion?

If you suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome (DES), your ophthalmologist may recommend that you undergo a punctal occlusion. The lacrimal glands, found behind and above our upper eyelids, produce most of our tears. These tears enter our eye, forming the … Read More

Watering Eyes What to Do?

If you produce too much tears, or if there is something wrong with your eyes’ ability to drain them away, you will have water eyes. This can happen to anyone, but it is seen most often in newborn babies, as … Read More

How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Eye Diseases

Our sight is truly our most important sense. It enables us to see what is around us, which is important for movement and also for enjoyment. You must, therefore, look after your eyes properly so that they can serve you … Read More

How to Avoid Eye Fatigue

More and more of us use our eyes for far more than what they were intended for. As a result, eye fatigue is now a very common problem. What makes it worse is that we spend so much time staring … Read More

Computer Eye Strain Symptoms

A lot of people suffer from eye strain, a condition that develops when your eyes are used too intensely and become tired. It happens because we stare at screens too long and drive long distances, for instance. It can be … Read More

Benefits of a Warm Compress or Mask for Your Eyes

A warm compress can be really beneficial for giving yourself some relief from irritation, dryness, and redness in the eyes. There are a lot of reasons why your eyes may feel like that, including allergies, blepharitis, a sty, rosacea, dermatitis, … Read More

What Is Computer Vision Syndrome

Electronic devices are a part of life now, and we use them in both our professional and personal lives on a near constant basis. Unfortunately, staring at a screen for long periods of time can lead to Computer Vision Syndrome, … Read More